Mission: The IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, educatio ... (More)

International Game Fish Association is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1976, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.igfa.org/

  300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach FL 33004 

  954-927-2628


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Poor

This charity's score is 69.94, earning it a 1-Star rating. Charity Navigator believes donors can "Give with Confidence" to charities with 3- and 4-Star ratings.

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year published by the IRS. 

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

47.4%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

22.3%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

30.1%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

3.4%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.43


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

6.56 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

-13.47%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
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Policies


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Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

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Donor Privacy ... (More)

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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Jason Schratwieser, President

$131,580 (4.53% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Other scientific research activities (BMF activity code: 199)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


International Game Fish Association reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Grants Received

  • Grants Sent

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The IGFA experienced a decline in revenue due to our inability to host in-person events, a drop in contributions, and found sourcing funding through grants exceedingly difficult. We have a long tenured staff and it was our priority to maintain the team that we have in place. We were able to secure PPP funding to retain the staff, in full, throughout.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The pandemic negatively impacted the IGFA as it affected most around the world. Travel and social restrictions forced the IGFA to pause most programs including all in-person education clinics, billfish tagging events and ongoing studies, IGFA genetic research initiatives, camps, etc. which created a sharp drop in program expenses and will affect our program growth and program expense rating significantly.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Our organization adapted to the changing COVID-19 conditions by transitioning most of our typical, face-to-face community outreach events to an online platform where possible. We developed and hosted free, virtual education programs including online learning modules and virtual field trips, developed a constant stream of engaging-online content for our constituents, and remained engaged with our board and global representatives through regular Zoom meetings.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue, and expand upon, our virtual education programs described above and transition to a more flexible remote work policy for staff. We will also continue to conduct much of our mid-year board meetings via Zoom which we found has helped to increase our board engagement.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
3/1/20222020 69.94
5/1/20212019 69.94
7/6/20202018 72.45
9/3/20192018 71.38

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

8/1/20182017 76.60
12/1/20172016 84.86
5/1/20172015 84.84
10/1/20162015 82.39
6/1/20162014 84.55
Rating Version: 2.0
10/1/20152014 80.31
9/1/20142013 84.79
7/1/20132012 80.55
5/1/20122011 70.69
9/20/20112010 76.87
Rating Version: 1.0
7/1/20112010 81.53
9/1/20102009 89.69
9/1/20092008 78.94
2/1/20092007 71.10
6/1/20072006 66.29
7/1/20062004 56.33
10/1/20042003 73.87
11/1/20032002 67.84

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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

International Game Fish Association cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



International Game Fish Association reported its two largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$902,707

Spent in most recent FY

62%

Percent of program expenses


Education


$540,543

Spent in most recent FY

37%

Percent of program expenses


Conservation and World Records


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by International Game Fish Association is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


The IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Establish the International Game Fish Association as the most widely recognized authority on game fish and angling-related conservation matters in the world.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Grow the IGFA’s programs without substantially growing administrative costs.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Grow the IGFA’s avenues for member engagement by 10% year over year by better leveraging of the IGFA’s International network to more efficiently deliver on the IGFA’s mission and vision.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Expand the IGFA’s Conservation and Education efforts to include more work in habitat conservation and restoration projects.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

The IGFA currently offers employees a tuition reimbursement program for job related course work and has developed a childhood education program which all our educators are required to participate in. In July 2021 the organization launched the FY 2021-2024 three-year strategy which includes the implementation of a leadership training program for all employees at the manager level or above.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Education - IGFA’s Passports to Fishing program is offered in 13 languages and includes decades of proven curriculum in a turnkey “fishing clinic in a box”, providing our network with the necessary tools to educate the next generation of ethical, conservation minded anglers globally. Conservation & Fisheries Management- The IGFA believes that advocating with organizations at the state, national and international level who share the same issue agreement, is an effective means of achieving fisheries conservation measures. Several IGFA staff participate on national advisory committee panels and the organization has 9 peer-reviewed scientific publications to its credit. Finally, the IGFA has taken a leadership position in the passage of several pieces of landmark federal legislation, most notably the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 and subsequent amendment in 2018, which prohibit the importation and sale of marlin, sailfish and spearfish in the continental US.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


An abbreviated message from IGFA President, Jason Schratwieser: “During the turmoil of last year, the IGFA didn’t simply hunker down to wait out the storm but continued doing important work to both help keep people fishing and fisheries sustainable. Last year we returned to the world of fishing tournaments by launching two new IGFA tournaments. We surpassed the halfway point for our goal of teaching 100,000 children to fish. We conducted important advocacy work not only aimed at protecting fisheries but also providing anglers access to fishing during COVID-19. The IGFA Great Marlin Race reached another momentous milestone of recording enough billfish tracking data to circle the earth over 15 times. And, these were but some of our accomplishments. The challenges of last year have demonstrated that the international angling community can surmount virtually everything it’s faced with. As things slowly begin to return to normal, the IGFA stands ready to do more for anglers. We have plans to launch another tournament in November to fulfill our commitment to remaining relevant to the sport of fishing. Our education team has Passports to Fishing kits compiled and ready for shipment around the world to teach the next generation of ethical anglers. Our research and fisheries advocacy work will expand with existing and new partnerships with other likeminded organizations. And, as one of the world’s oldest and most venerable fishing organizations, we will gather again to celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of angling. The IGFA exists because the world loves, no, needs to fish. And, the reason the IGFA has existed for 82 years is because people like you believe in the work that we do.” Please see the attached 2021 Program Guide for more, detailed information on the IGFA's programs and continued progress throughout the pandemic.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Jason Schratwieser

President

Roy W. Cronacher Jr.

Chairman

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

International Game Fish Association is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


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Methodology


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Constituent Feedback


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